Posted March 1, 2013 by Laura Rogalski 

Conference Education Guide

Have you ever attended a professional conference and left having a hard time remembering everything you soaked in over the past few days? I can't count the number of times I came to a conference with the best intentions of gaining as much knowledge as possible and left asking myself why I didn't plan out my experience better, especially when conferences have so much to offer in a variety of educational formats.

For the 2013 annual conference, we wanted to address just that issue! With preconference, post-conference, and mid-conference educational planning in mind, the Conference Education Guide is a fantastic new tool to help you attain your education goals at the annual conference. Utilizing the Association's core competencies, the Conference Education Guide encourages attendees to create specific goals based on your individual role and projects you may be working on or skills you may want to gain or enhance. You can build your schedule for the conference ahead of time, keep track of your progress during the conference, and revisit your goals and major takeaways afterward to assist you in bringing your newly found knowledge back to your institution. With the opportunity to attend general educational sessions, keynotes, flash sessions, and more, achieving your goals couldn’t be easier.

Be sure to make your way to the St. Louis conference website and visit the Educational Program page to download the Education Guide. Give us feedback regarding your use of the guide and its usefulness before/during/after the annual conference next month on social media by using #acui13 on Twitter or by posting on our Facebook page.

Laura Rogalski

Laura Rogalski is the Director of Student Activities, Involvement, & Leadership at Trinity College.

She is responsible for the operations of Vernon Social, a multipurpose space on campus, the Vernon Social Programming Board, the Ivy Yearbook, as well as serving as a support for the advising and event planning of any student organization on campus. She has been an active volunteer with ACUI for the past five years, both on the regional and international level. Laura has her master's degree in counselor education with a concentration in student development in higher education from Central Connecticut State University.

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